The Road Between Us

by Nigel Farndale

Historical Fiction Thriller and Suspense

The Road Between Us Synopsis

1939: In a hotel room overlooking Piccadilly Circus, two young men are arrested. Charles is court-martialled for 'conduct unbecoming'; Anselm is deported home to Germany for 're-education' in a brutal labour camp. Separated by the outbreak of war, and a social order that rejects their love, they must each make a difficult choice, and then live with the consequences. 2012: Edward, a diplomat held hostage for eleven years in an Afghan cave, returns to London to find his wife is dead, and in her place is an unnerving double - his daughter, now grown up. Numb with grief, he attempts to re-build his life and answer the questions that are troubling him. Was his wife's death an accident? Who paid his ransom? And how was his release linked to Charles, his father? As dark and nuanced as it is powerful and moving, The Road Between Us is a novel about survival, redemption and forbidden love. Its moral complexities will haunt the reader for days after the final page has been turned.

The Road Between Us Press Reviews

'Rich, unsparing and exquisitely textured...Farndale possesses the implacable emotional ferocity of a first-rate novelist...Achingly poignant.' - Sunday Telegraph


'Farndale is an exceptional storyteller... An elegant and atmospheric fiction about survival and redemption.' -- Sebastian Shakespeare, Tatler


'The beauty of this novel lies in Farndale's ability to wrap some testing moral questions around a fantastic story...A book that has at its core a passionate examination of the meaning of love.' - Psychologies


'Two stories set some 70 years apart unfold in tandem in this big, busy novel whose themes range from the mysteries of memory to forbidden desire of all shades...As for the riddle of how these two tales connect, that's what drives the novel and provides it with an unexpected twist.' - Daily Mail


'Farndale is an accomplished novelist and historian who can deftly portray both the nuances of feeling and the brutality of war. an eye for psychological darkness. intricate plotting. genuinely involving.' - Mail on Sunday

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ISBN: 9780552776981
Publication date: 13/02/2014
Publisher: Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780552776981
Publication date: 13th February 2014
Author: Nigel Farndale
Publisher: Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback
Genres: Historical Fiction, Thriller / Suspense,

About Nigel Farndale

Nigel Farndale is a columnist and feature writer for the Sunday Telegraph and has won a British Press Award for his interviews. He lives in London. This is his fourth book.  

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